Summer Dress in Autumn

I bought this chambray dress last winter when hubby and I were in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the tropics, all I did was slip into a pair of sandals and I was ready to go. There are only a few days in Seattle when I can do that (even on hot days, evenings are cool). I wanted to get lots of use out of this piece so I planned to style it a lot of ways.

chambray dress

Dress: Roberta Oaks
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tights: Target
Shoes: Aerosoles
Belt: Ross Dress for Less
Purse: Forever 21

A cardigan (I call this one my Mr. Rogers sweater) over the dress adds warmth, as do the tights. For fun (and because I like breaking rules), I added purple shoes. Who says purple and red don’t go together? These shoes are a similar hue to the tights and they blend a bit.

red sweater

I plan to wear this in a few other ways too. Over skinny jeans, with knee-high boots, hmm. I’ll probably think of a few more ideas. Do you have any?

red and blue

I’ve joined Monday Bloom today so be sure so check out what everyone else is wearing.

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17 responses to “Summer Dress in Autumn

  1. Karen

    That combination of colours is great. I get exactly what you mean about the shades of the shoes and tights – they both have a sort of rich vibrancy. K x

  2. I have those same purple shoes! I was just thinking yesterday that I need to get those out!

  3. Cute look!! You could also wear black leggings with black boots and a black cardigan. Perhaps a wide red belt and yellow purse for a pop of colour. 🙂

  4. I love how you style the shirt dress with blue tighst and a red sweater! Now I´m wondering how I can I style my shirt dresses. 😉

  5. cute see through handbag- and I love the chambray dress- with the red cardi and bright blue tights- nice stems!

  6. I LOVE the bag. Super cute outfit.

  7. Very cute. Great way to modify a Summer dress for Autumn. Perfect since it is sweater season.

  8. Very bold and daring colors, Jean! Love it. I especially like the blue tights, and your idea for the skinny jeans with high boots. I think that will look great. It’s going to a very long time before we see some sandal weather again 😦 But I’m kind of excited for sweater season….just wish it weren’t so damn long!

  9. love the colors here! and what a fabulous bag!!
    xx Vera & Rony

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